NEW ZEALAND DIVING
Young New Zealand Divers Compete at the FINA World Juniors 2018, Ukraine
In mid-July 2018, five young junior divers embarked on an adventure of a life-time to compete at the FINA World Junior Championships in Kyiv, Ukraine. Nathan Brown (18), Frazer Tavener (17), Holly Morse (14) and Luke Spikes (14) all from Auckland Diving were joined by Arno Lee (13) from Wellington. Also travelling was Auckland coach Steve Gladding and Wellington’s James Hardaker.
First stop was London, where the team was based for four days to train at Olympic Park alongside the British team. What a time it was; everyone enjoyed the amazing facilities including the incredible pool built for the 2012 Olympic Games, and the dedicated well equiped dry-land area.
As well as training, there was time to do a whistle-stop tour of London’s main tourist sites. After a great week of training, the team flew to Kyiv, the capital city of Ukraine.